Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:15:31 -0400

Finnish inventor sails 90 kilometers in hot tub
Finnish inventor Janne Kapylehto and friends sailed his self-made floating hot tub raft across the Gulf of Finland in just over ten hours. Rough cut (No reporter narration)


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:54:11 -0400

China's Xi is on his way to Pyongyang
China's President Xi Jinping heads to Pyongyang this week holding out the prospect of fresh measures to support North Korea's floundering, sanctions-bound economy, the first trip in 14 years by a Chinese leader. Sarah Charlton reports.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:44:08 -0400

Four suspects face murder charge for downing MH17
A Dutch-led investigation names three Russians and a Ukrainian as suspects in the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine five years ago. All 298 aboard perished.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:34:36 -0400

Apple mulls moving some production from China
Apple has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15-30% of their production capacity from China. Fred Katayama reports.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:23:41 -0400

Sully tells Congress 737 MAX pilots should get simulator training
Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who in 2009 landed a U.S. Airways flight safely on the Hudson River in New York, told a congressional panel on Wednesday that pilots of the now-grounded 737 MAX should get new simulator training before the plane returns to service. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:19:10 -0400

Scandal-hit Steinhoff says it will suffer more in 2019
Steinhoff International warned of the lingering damage from a massive accounting scandal after the South African retail group reported a $1.3 billion annual loss, sending its volatile shares down 8 percent. Pascale Davies reports.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:50:38 -0400

UK economy: inflation eases but Brexit gloom gathers
Britain's inflation rate cooled in May but a survey shows factory orders slid in June against a backdrop of stoppages in car production. David Pollard reports.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:00:29 -0400

The cash register that can tell a croissant from a donut by sight
A bakery situated in Tokyo's busy Ueno district is using image recognition technology at its cash registers that ring up pastries by reading their shape and color. It's creators say it should speed up retail transactions. Emer McCarthy reports.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:15:03 -0400

HBO's 'Chernobyl' gets mixed reviews from survivors
Critics and viewers on both sides of the Atlantic have lined up to acclaim ‘Chernobyl` , a dramatisation of events surrounding the world` s worst nuclear accident - but the reactions of some of the survivors are less rose-tinted.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:13:26 -0400

Tanzanians flip their wigs over hair extensions tax
In Africa, the huge "dry hair" market of weaves, extensions and wigs crafted from everything from synthetic fibre to human or yak hair is worth billions of dollars. But now, Tanzania's government has announced a 25% "dry hair" import tax, which has women and industry stakeholders up in arms. Lauren Anthony reports.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:08:01 -0400

The great Fed debate: to cut rates or not
Facing persistent pressure from President Trump and financial markets to lower interest rates, the Federal Reserve holds a two-day meeting this week which could lay the groundwork for a rate cut later this year.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:07:21 -0400

Adidas three-stripe trademark ruled invalid by EU court
The European Union's second highest court ruled on Wednesday that Adidas's three-stripe branding was invalid as a trademark as it lacked a distinctive character. Pascale Davies reports.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:42:23 -0400

Hole visible in blast-hit tanker moored off UAE coast
Video footage recorded by Reuters on a trip organized by U.S. naval authorities showed a hole in the hull of the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous oil tanker, as it lay moored off the coast of Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday. Rough cut (no reporter narration)


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:22:42 -0400

Billion dollar cocaine bust announced in Philadelphia
Federal authorities announced the seizure of 16.5 tons of cocaine worth more than $1 billion from a ship in Philadelphia on Tuesday, one of the largest drug seizures in U.S. history. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:20:34 -0400

Hope Hicks arrives for Judiciary grilling
Hope Hicks, once a close aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived to face questions in Congress on Wednesday, about six instances in which Democrats believe Trump may have broken the law during the 2016 election campaign and while in the White House. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:17:41 -0400

Central banks' dovish cooing keeps world stocks lulled near two-week highs
World stocks held near two-week highs on Wednesday as investors bet on a fresh wave of monetary stimulus. David Pollard reports.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:55:49 -0400

Airbus fights back after shock Boeing order at Paris Air Show
After Boeing won a shock order from British Airways owner IAG for its troubled 737 MAX jets, Airbus fought back Wednesday with more big sales of its own. Julian Satterthwaite reports on this year's Paris Air Show.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:55:26 -0400

Grab and throw: S.Korea makes flower vase fire extinguisher
A flower vase fire extinguisher releases fire-suppressing liquid potassium carbonate when hurled at a blaze and shattered. Rough cut - no reporter narration


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:57:55 -0400

Australian police detective stops news conference to tackle man
Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards quickly ended a media briefing outside the Maroochydore Magistrates Court after shouts drew his attention to a 39-year-old man racing behind him. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:34:09 -0400

Trump begins 2020 bid with familiar attacks
President Donald Trump formally launches his 2020 re-election campaign by presenting himself as the same political insurgent who shook up the Washington establishment four years ago and who is now a victim of an attempted ouster by Democrats. Ryan Brooks reports.